Sherry B Hughes

Sherry B. Hughes of Safford, passed away on February 1, 2020, at the age of 84.  She was born on November 16, 1935, in Ritchey, Missouri to parents Dillon & Virginia Cook Beaver and her brother Dillon Keith Beaver.

She attended Joplin High School, graduating in 1952.  Sherry went on the attend DePaul Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1956.  She continued on in her nursing career and became a Nurse Practioner. In April of 1956, she married Gerald “Jerry” Hughes in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sherry loved to go camping, traveling and attend live theater performances.  She was the first Certified Family Nurse Practioner to work in Graham County.

She leaves behind her children Becky Ortiz (Tony), Beth Ornelas, Missy Chlarson (Rob), Amy Fredrickson (Cito), Mickie Hunter (Matt), and Joe Hughes (Shelly).  She also leaves behind 24 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial for Sherry will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Graham County Fair Grounds beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Calwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at